Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched free high-speed WiFi service for all government colleges and universities in the state on Sunday. He launched the service at a college in his constituency Doiwala.
Rawat claimed that Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to provide free Internet to all government colleges and universities.
“Internet connectivity in colleges and universities will play a big role in the education of students. The youth aspires to connect with the whole world and in this direction, high-speed Internet connectivity will prove to be a boon. Through this facility, students of the state will able to acquire knowledge from great scholars,” he said.
Rawat added that the move is a big step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and connecting the old with the modern. “The state government is making an effort not only to make youth self-reliant but empower them so that they can give jobs to others,” he noted.